Get to Know Arusha National Park
This is where you can find a volcanic mountain, craters, forest and blue-and-green lakes turned pink by thousands of flamingos
Arusha National Park is just north of the bustling town that shares its name, and it’s a great little park to visit if you arrive on an early morning flight; the entrance gate is between Kilimanjaro International Airport and the town, so you can get straight into your safari from the airport. Overnighting closer to the park is an even better idea, with Hatari Lodge and Shangazi House being good choices.
The park has three main attractions, Mount Meru and the Meru Crater, Ngurdoto Crater, and the Momela lakes. Arusha National Park is also the place on Tanzania’s northern safari circuit where the energetic black-and-white colobus monkeys are easiest to see.